Same Sex Legal Issues '13

Recorded March 21, 2013


Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia; Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, Inc.


Dennis G. Collard, Program Co-Chair, Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, Atlanta

Randall M. Kessler, Program Co-Chair, Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, Atlanta

Welcome and Program Overview

  • Dennis G. Collard
  • Randall M. Kessler
  • Denise D. VanLanduyt, VanLanduyt & Associates, LLC, Decatur


  • Review questions pertinent at the initial consultation and other initial matters to discuss during first phone call, inquiry or consultation with the client

Victor J. Faenza, Victor J. Faenza, P.C., Atlanta

nationwide survey of the status of gay marriage

Daniel A. Bloom, Pachman Richardson, LLC, Atlanta

until Georgia allows gay divorce, what are the options? The use of alternative law in family law matters

  • Denise E. VanLanduyt
  • Kathleen M. Womack
  • Daniel A. Bloom

adoption and other child related issues for same sex couples

Lori Surmay, Claiborne & Surmay, P.C., Atlanta

A New Conversation on Marriage

Hon. Leah Ward Sears, Schiff Hardin LLP; former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, Atlanta


  • William J. Camp, Camp Law Offices, P.C., Douglasville
  • Dennis G. Collard

Panel discussion for unique situations

All Panel Members